Hot Car Deals – Mazda 2Great deals on Mazda’s striking supermini

14 August 2012

Mazda2 Tamura

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The Mazda 2 is a finely packaged, fun-to-drive supermini with a price tag almost as eye-catching as its well-proportioned bodywork. We’ve found three great deals that make the Mazda 2 even more tempting.

A sister model to the best-selling car in the UK, the Ford Fiesta, this car shares a number of the Ford’s virtues: it's fun to drive, easy to own and reasonably economical and practical.

Launched in 2007 and redesigned for 2011, the Mazda 2's striking looks make it an attractive alternative to a mainstream European supermini.

£2,500 off petrol Mazda 2 Tamura

The 1.3-litre petrol engine is available in TS or Tamura spec. We’d opt for Tamura as this offers 84bhp and performed better in our fuel economy tests than the 75bhp TS (47.9mpg combined compared with 44.8mpg). Both of these results are less than Mazda's claims, but they still compare well against the similarly-powered 1.25-litre petrol Fiesta, which recorded 47.1mpg in our hands.

Tamura spec provides 16-inch alloys, air con and electric windows. Perrys is currently offering this car for £9,995, that’s £2,500 off the recommended retail price.

Mazda2 TS

More savings on Mazda 2

If you don’t mind slightly higher fuel consumption and missing out on alloy wheels, the entry level Mazda 2 TS is more than £1,000 cheaper than the Tamura. CO2 emissions are low at 115g/km meaning it costs only £30 in car tax (VED) each year. This model is available through Arnold Clark with a sizable £1,740 off the list price, meaning an on the road price of £8,755.

Our final deal is for the diesel variant. The 1.6D Sport is available through Nationwide-cars for just £13,432 – that’s a £1,374 saving. In this case, you get cruise control, 16-inch alloys and a sprightly engine that returned 58.9mpg in our tests.

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Hot Deal hunters please note:

  • The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
  • Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
  • The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
  • Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.